The Alternate English Language Learner Assessment (ALTELLA) project aims to apply lessons learned from research on successful instructional practices, accommodations, and assessing English Learners (ELs) and students with cognitive disabilities to develop an alternate English Language Proficiency assessment for these students.
ALTELLA will be divided into six project activities: 1) An Individual Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ); 2) Classroom observations and teacher interviews; 3) Standards prioritization; 4) Innovative item development; and 5) Development of a Request for Proposals (RFP) template to maintain continued collaboration across states; 6) Dissemination of project findings. Learn more
This project establishes a collaboration between five states and the University of Wisconsin. Our staff members include experts in the fields of assessment design, psychometrics, alternate assessments, and English language development. Learn more
ALTELLA staff publish reports on each project activity. These are accessible and available for download. Findings will also be highlighted at national conferences targeted at student assessment, English language development, and students with disabilities. Learn more